NEURO EXAM 2

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NEURO EXAM 2
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2011-03-20 03:24:55
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Health Assessment
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  1. Brain Parts
    • - Cerebrum
    • - Diencephalon
    • - cerebellum
    • - brainstem
  2. Cerebrum


    • Largest Part of Brain
    • HIGHER brain centers
    • Frontal (motor, emotions, Broca)
    • Parietal ( sensory)
    • Temporal (auditory, reception of speech)
    • Occipital (vision)
  3. Diencephalon
    Thalamus -> Relay

    Hypothalamus -> Homeostasis (temp, hunger, sleep, thirst, ANS)

    Pineal gland (sexual development)

    Pituitary (endocrine)

    Basal Ganglia (automatic associated movements, primitive motor areas)
  4. Brainstem
    • * midbrain (relay)
    • *pons (relay & breathing)
    • * medulla (breathing, vomiting, cardiac, & GI)
    • * Cranial nerves-> originate
  5. Cerebellum
    * Balance

    *Equilibrium

    * Proprioception

  6. Health History (present& past problems)
    • 1) Headaches
    • - + Symptom Analysis
    • 2) Dizziness & Vertigo
    • - Fits several systems
    • 3) Seizures
    • - Aura
    • - Fall
    • - Motor activity
    • - loss of consciousness
    • - previous history
    • - meds

    • 4) Weakness
    • - paresis

    5) LOC

    • 6) Altered mobility
    • - Specifically gait
    • terms
    • -plegia
    • * hemiplegia
    • * paraplegia
    • * quadriplegia
    • 7) Chronic Diseases (ROS)
    • * MS, Mysasthenia, CVA, Parkinson's, ALS, demetia (functional assesment--- CRITICAL), (alcohol, mood-altering drugs)

    • 8) Past medical history
    • - head injury, spinal cord injury
    • - meningitis, encephalitis
    • - Aneurysm
    • - cancer, benign tumor
    • - surgery

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